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Explore Bulgaria, explore Rugby! Berkovitza Rugby tours - Variant 2

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299.00 EUR

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Explore Bulgaria, explore Rugby! Berkovitsa Rugby Tour

1. Travel

  • Sofia - Berkovitsa:

    Distance between Sofia and Berkovitsa – 88 km
    Duration of the trip /by bus/: up to 2 hours.

  • Sofia - Varshets:

    Distance between Sofia - Varshets – 90 km
    Duration of the trip / by bus/: up to 2h 15 min.

  • Berkovitsa - Varshets:

    Distance between Berkovitsa and Varshets - 18 km
    Duration of the trip / by bus/: up to 30 min.

    2. Rugby resources: stadium and hosting club/team

    Rugby stadium „Dimiatar Gavrilov – Trenera”, Berkovitsa

    Rugby Club „Balkan Cats”, Berkovitsa town.
    http://balkanskikotki.dadich.net/

    Rugby history in Berkovitza starts in 1973. First official game has been played in the spring of 1974 between Berkovitza and Varna. After 1984 rugby it's one of the main sports played in the town and in 1988 has made the first rugby man team. In 1993 was founded the present club "Balcan Cats". The club is participant in all kind of national and international levels.


    3. Hotels in the town of Varshets

    SPA hotel „Medicus” - Varshets
    http://medicus.bg/
    Capacity: 120 beds

    SPA hotel „Ata” - Varshets
    http://ata-spa.bg/home.html
    Capacity: 76 beds.

    Hotel „Varshets” - Varshets
    http://hotelsvarshetz.hit.bg/
    Capacisty: 56 beds



    4. Tour Program


    Variant 2: 3-Day Tour with 2 Overnights in Hotel in Varshets

    Program for Day 1: „Arrival Day - The Day before the Match”

    Period
    Activities
    ... Arriving at the Sofia airport. Welcoming the group. Distributing a set of souvenirs “Berkovitsa Rugby Tour 2011”, e.g. Cap, t-shirt, scarf.
    15.30 – 15.45 o’clock Gathering the group in hotel and getting on the bus.
    15.45 – 18.00 o’clock Traveling to the hotel in Varshets with one stop on the way. Possible attractions (up to 15 minutes): Shopping for natural bio products – cow, sheep and buffalo milk in glass jars, fresh cow feta cheese in plastic cover, honey in glass jars in the village of Gintsi; Shopping for natural bio products – cow and sheep’ yoghurt, in ceramic container at the passage of „Petrohan” (at a small restaurant at the passage);
    18.00 – 18.30 o’clock Checking-in the hotel.
    18.30 – 19.30 o’clock Organizing a dinner for the group, together with the Management of the hosting rugby team club. Formal part: Welcoming words of the team managers; Exchanging of VIP club souvenirs between the club managers of the two clubs/teams; Possible attraction: Dinner at a local restaurant with a folklore program.
    after 19.30 o’clock Free time in Varshets.
    ... o’clock Night life in Varshets.
    ... o’clock Returning to hotel.


    Program for Day 2: „The Day of the Match”

    Period
    Activities
    08.30 – 09.15 o’clock Breakfast in the hotel.
    09.15 – 09.45 o’clock Gathering the group in hotel (everyone has been asked to have the received souvenirs on them „Berkovitsa Rugby Tour 2011”), and getting on the bus.
    09.45 – 10.15 o’clock Traveling to the rugby stadium ‘Dimitar Gavrilov – The Trainer’.
    10.15 – 11.00 o’clock Preparation for the match: The players from the group are getting changed (dressing room with a bathroom at the stadium is provided); The rest of the group are waiting in front of the dressing room or at the public benches around the field. Between the field and the dressing room there is a stand with the Clubs’ and domestic souvenirs which the tourist from the group may have a look and buy if that want to.
    11.00 – 12.40 o’clock Rugby match rugby 15 (2 teams with 15 players each), in 2 half- times 40 minutes each with 5 minutes break between the half-times without leaving the field. Secured for the match: Rugby field according to requirements: lined, with rugby goal and with flags; bench for the team management and the reserve players of the group; benches for the rest of the group; Rugby team of the hosts; Qualified rugby coach + 2 side coaches; 1.5 l mineral water for every player of the group. This period of time shall depend on the weather conditions and may fall out of the program.
    12.40 – 13.10 o’clock After the match is over (traditionally): club life – discussing the first impressions from the game with beer and ‘kebapcheta’. The group and the hosts establish the first contacts ( interpreters are secured) supported by the ‘menu on the field’: Cold beer in bottle or draft beer in plastic cups; Freshly grilled 3 ‘kebapcheta’ garnered with salad in a plastic plate + bread + plastic forks and knifes
    13.10 – 13.40 o’clock Time for shower and change in the dressing room.
    13.40 – 14.10 o’clock Gathering of the group around the stand with club and local souvenirs, which the tourist may buy. Getting on the bus.
    14.10 – 14.25 o’clock Traveling to a restaurant.
    14.25 – 15.30 o’clock Lunch.
    15.30 – 15.45 o’clock Gathering the group and getting on the bus.
    15.45 – 17.00 o’clock Sightseeing tour of Berkovitsa (with a guide).
    17.00 – 18.15 o’clock Free time in Berkovitsa.
    18.15 – 18.30 o’clock Gathering the group and getting on the bus.
    18.30 – 18.45 o’clock Treveling to a restaurant.
    18.45 – 19.30 o’clock Club live (traditional) - „3-rd halftime in the club-house”. Settling the group of the guests and the local group in the restaurant. Formal part: Welcoming and gratitude to the manager of the guest club/ team from the hosting club/team and from the captains of the two teams; Exchange of club souvenirs between the managers and the captains of the teams; The guest team are choosing the best player from the hosting club/team/club and pricing him with a club souvenir; The hosting team are choosing the best player from the guest team and are pricing him with a club souvenir; Toasts; During the official part alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, salads, and snacks are being served (the menu shall be settled according to the group’s preference). Informal part: Serving of local culinary specialties and drinks (the menu shall be settled according to the group’s preference).
    19.30 – 21.30 o’clock Club live (traditional) - „3rd halftime in the club house”. Informal part: Serving of local culinary specialties and drinks (the menu shall be settled according to the group’s preference). After the planned food and drinks in the program are over - consumption on their expense.
    21.30 – 23.30 o’clock Free program inside and outside the restaurant. Possible (traditional) attraction (no time limit): Rugby pub crawl in Berkovitsa: organized visits of bars and clubs with consumption . The list of the bars and clubs as well as the entering time of each of them shall be specified in advance, as well as the number of participants. Each participant shall receive a t-shirt with a program of the pub crawl printed in 2 languages (Rugby Pub Crawl Berkovitsa, the date, each bar’ entering time the final point and arrival time). Wearing the t-shirt every player will have the program on them and in case can only show the taxi driver where and at what time shall be at the exact place.
    23.30 – 24.00 o’clock Gathering the group and getting on the bus.
    24.00 – 00.30 o’clock Traveling to Varshets.
    after 00.30 o’clock Free time in Varshets.
    Overnight in the hotel.



    Program for Day 3: „The Day after the Match”

    Period
    Activities
    From 07.30 o’clock Breakfast in the hotel.
    At 09.30 o’clock Gathering the group in and getting on the bus. Transfer to the airport. Departure



    3-Day Tour with Accommodation in Varshets
    Price per person in Double/ Twin Room
    Single Use Room Supplement
    Prices
    299 euro 40 euro

    This 3-days rugby package includes:

    • 2 nights Double/Twin room accommodation in hotel in Varshets
    • Breakfast daily; lunch and dinner on a special menu, as described in the program
    • Return transfer from airport to hotel and hotel – airport
    • Return transfer from Sofia to Varshets, from Varshets to Berkovitsa, from Berkovitsa to Varshets and from Varshets to Sofia
    • 1 organized match against competitive Bulgarian Rugby Club
    • Hire of rugby coaches for the match
    • Ensuring a rugby field
    • Berkovitsa city tour
    • Rugby Pub Crawl
    • Local representative available at all times
    • A set of souvenirs
    • Interpreters

    The package excludes:

    • Plane tickets/ upon request might be arranged
    • Single use room supplement/40 euro for the whole program/
    • Taxi charges
    • Tips
    • Consummation in the in the pubs during the Rugby Pub Crawl
    • Personal expenses
    • Insurance



    RESERVATION INFO:

    Remarks:

    • The prices are net and valid for minimum of 20 people;
    • 50% deposit is required for booking at least 15 days upon arrival;
    • 50% final payment is required at least 3 days before arrival;
    • The dates of the rugby tours are upon your request, but the match could be played only at weekend and festive days.

    For reservation is required:

    • Rooming list of all the tourists with details for the players, managers and accompanying persons;
    • Dates, number of nights and type of program you want;
    • Sizes for the set of souvenirs by the following measures:

    BG
    EU
    UK/US
    US
    FR
    38 32 6/2 XXS XS
    40 34 8/4 XS S
    42 36 10/6 S M
    44 38 12/8 M L
    46 40 14/10 L XL
    48 42 16/12 XL XXL
    50 44 18/14 XXL 3XL
    52 46 20/16 3XL 4XL
    54 48 22/18 4XL 5XL
    56 50 24/20 5XL 6XL


    Contacts of Planet tours for requests and reservations:

    Bulgaria, Sofia 1000 5 B “Triaditza” str

  • Telephone numbers:
    Phone: 00359/2 980-10-68
    Phone: 00359/2 986-79-03
    Mobile Phone: 00359/889 137-478
    Fax: 00359/2 980-53-94

  • E-mail:
    office@planettours.bg

  • Bank details:
    Bank name: Eurobank I Eg G, Bank address: 1 “K. Shapkarev” str Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
    IBAN: BG39 BPBI 7942 1070 1093 01 BIC: BPBIBGSF







    Bulgaria, Sofia 1000
    5B Triaditza Str
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    Phone: 00359/2 980-10-68
    Phone: 00359/2 986-79-03
    Fax:00359/2 980-53-94
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    office@planettours.bg
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